In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

April 2, 2018

Education Town Hall this Tuesday

Education Town Hall – Spring Meeting Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:00-7:30pm Learners’ Hall Education Town Halls – held twice per school year – allow parents to pose your questions or comments about our school’s academic programming to our Education Leadership Team (ELT). The ELT team consists of: Robert Woods, Head of School; Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood; Bodo Heiliger,… View Article

April 2, 2018

1st and 2nd Grade Dismissal Change

Starting today, Monday, April 2nd, 1st and 2nd grade dismissal will be held in their classrooms. (less transition time = more instructional time) 1st and 2nd grade students should no longer be picked up from the playground but directly from the classrooms. Dismissal will begin at 3:10 as usual. Please check in with Candy if… View Article

April 2, 2018

No School Friday, April 13th – Community Service Day

There will be no class for students on Friday, April 13 due to a Faculty InService Day. Squaregator is OPEN. Our last Community Service Day is also Friday, April 13th.  We will be working at the Oregon Food Bank.  Please sign up here.  Things are in the works for our Community Service Days for the… View Article

April 2, 2018

Reminder: Pickup and Dropoff Safety

The safety and well-being of our students is our utmost priority. This is a reminder to please do your part by obeying the following rules while driving and parking around campus. – Obey the traffic guards – Do not park in the Sherman or Caruthers culdesacs – Adhere to posted parking regulations – Stay off… View Article

April 2, 2018

Parent Network – Family Diversity Panel – April 10

Birds, Bees….and Butterflies?!!!  There is more than you think to the story of how humans make humans and how those humans make up all of the wonderfully unique families at TIS.  Come join us for a two-part parent-led and parent-focused workshop on understanding family diversity. In Part 1: Baby-Making in Modern Times, TIS parent and… View Article

April 2, 2018

Parent Network Meeting this Thursday

The Parent Network Steering Committee will have its monthly meeting this Thursday, April 5th at 8:30am at the Arthur Administration Building conference room, up the street from the Main Campus. Parent Network meetings are open to all TIS parents.

April 2, 2018

Auction Party Sign-ups!

Friday, April 6 – Party with the Specialists The TIS Specialists will be hosting a Party with the Specialists which will feature pizza, movies, games and a ton of fun.  This party is for students in 2nd through 5th grade and the cost is $25 per student.  Parents, plan a night out and drop off your student… View Article

April 2, 2018

Run For the Arts: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19

Class run times and information are now posted at www.intlschool.org/rfa, and pledge forms will be distributed to homeroom classes this week for students to take home.  Run For the Arts provides 100% of the classroom budgets for our spectacular art and music programs – thank you for your support!  Questions?  Contact Rebecca Roberts at RebeccaR@intlschool.org.

April 2, 2018

Keepin It Clean Walk next Tuesday – 2nd Grade

The International School is surrounded by several open areas. While they are not part of campus property, we would like to help keep them clean and safe.  As such, TIS has “Keepin’ it Clean” walks that operate in partnership with Friends of Riverplace, a neighborhood organization.  Essentially, groups of volunteers walk the neighborhood to deter crime… View Article

March 19, 2018

Re-Enrollment for 2018-19 – Due NOW!

Re-enrollment is now open for the 2018-19 school year.  We are looking forward to continuing to educate our students in an environment of language immersion and inquiry based learning.  Once again re-enrollment will now be completed entirely though the parent portal.  Please go to www.intlschool.org/portal and log in.  On the left hand menu, click on “Enroll/Re-enroll” and… View Article

March 19, 2018

Capstone in the news!

Last week, our Capstone students in Mexico were interviewed by the Diario Yucatan in Merida. The article was published in print and online. You can read it at the link below. If you do not read Spanish, please ask a Spanish speaking colleague to assist!   http://www.yucatan.com.mx/imagen/aprenden-de-la-cultura-local Want to check up on all the trips? Check… View Article

March 19, 2018

Student-Led March on Saturday

Several students from Paola’s 4th grade class recently stood in front of senior administration members with a clear and powerful message: they want to participate in the “March for Our Lives” walk and they need our support. They presented their ideas and requested permission to use recess time to create posters, paint t-shirts, and to use the school grounds to gather… View Article

March 19, 2018

Spots Still Available for Summer Camp!

If you are interested in our award-winning Summer Camp, sign up soon – many of our groups are filling up fast! Don’t miss your chance to join the fun this summer at TIS.  Summer Camp is the perfect time to explore a new language and culture. Every camp offers children the opportunity to build language… View Article

March 19, 2018

Please check the Lost and Found!

The Lost and Found is FULL! We have 3 tubs of jackets, water bottles and miscellaneous. Please check for child’s missing belongs! Bins are located behind the closet door in the Hilltop Foyer (the main entrance where kids walk through in the morning). Items left after Friday, March 23rd will be donated to a community organization.

March 19, 2018

Community Service Day – Friday, April 13, 2018

Our last Community Service Day is coming up on Friday, April 13.  We will be working at the Oregon Food Bank.  Please sign up here.  Things are in the works for our Community Service Days for the 2018-2019 school year – watch for future opportunities to volunteer at CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project)!

March 19, 2018

Save The Date – Grandparent Tea & Art Show Tour!

Save the date for our second annual Grandparent Tea & Art Show Tour – Sunday, May 20th. Last year’s Tea was a hit, with some grandparents even flying in for the special event! Children in all grades are welcome to attend, along with a grandparent or special friend. Two Tea sessions will be offered on… View Article

March 19, 2018

It’s not too late to sign up for our 2018 Global Gala Sign Up Parties!

We have 5 fantastic parties – there really is something for everyone. Party with the Specialists on Friday, April 7 The TIS Specialists will be hosting a Party with the Specialists which will feature pizza, movies, games and a ton of fun.  This party is for students in 2nd through 5th grade and the cost is $25… View Article

March 19, 2018

Fresh n’ Local April Orders Due

The April menu for Fresh n’ Local Thursday and Friday lunches is open for orders. Please note that the deadline to order for April is March 22nd by midnight. Thank you. Place your orders here.

March 19, 2018

Elementary Reading Challenge – Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s TIS Reading Challenge! We had many students who enthusiastically read the books and created thoughtful and engaging responses.  If your student wants to keep their art or writing response, please pick it up in the library this week!

March 18, 2018

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Student Re-Enrollment Contracts Due for the 2018-19 School Year. Please see post above for details! Chat with Alumni Night for Prospective Families. Do you know any families who are interested in TIS? Send them to our Chat with Alumni Night! Recent Alumni will answer questions about their TIS experience and beyond. More info… View Article